OT Dude Occupational Therapy Podcast Guest Request Form

Open Availability for December 2022!

Thank you for being interested in becoming a guest on the OT Dude Podcast!

  • The mission of OT Dude is to increase awareness of the profession of occupational therapy.
  • This podcast is listened to and watched by students, therapists, educators, researchers, healthcare professionals, and the general public.

Evolving Themes for this Podcast

  • Helping our audience to live richer, fuller, more meaningful lives – personally and professionally.
  • What are you most passionate about?
  • What are your dreams?
  • What are some stories that our audience would benefit from hearing (personal, professional)?

Topics I am Especially Interested In

Major points for guests who have experience or would like to talk about these topics (in no particular order). Here’s what it’s like to be inside my head of OT:

  • Advocacy, Lobbying
  • Payment systems and insurance
  • Pain – anything related, e.g., education, treatment, lived experiences, research
  • Mental health interventions and theory
  • Mindfulness
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Capstone projects, Thesis, Dissertations
  • Trauma
  • Those who failed the NBCOT and how they eventually passed
  • Teenagers and OT
  • OT overseas outside of the US
  • Research, Evidence-Based Practice, Evidence-Informed Practice – bonus points for finding and using a research article (can be your own published work too!)
  • OCD and OCPD
  • Family estrangement
  • Relationships
  • Atypical OT settings and experiences
  • Assistive technology
  • OT Entrepreneurs
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Emerging practice areas
  • Outdated practice interventions that are not evidence-based
  • Aging in place
  • OT Theory and Frameworks
  • Outcome measures
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Burnout
  • OT in popular culture
  • Stories about failure and overcoming (OT or not)
  • Creative therapies and occupations for therapy, e.g., dance, animal-assisted, VR
  • Interdisciplinary and other professions (SLP, LMFT, Social Work, etc.)
  • Policy and changes
  • Professors and Educators (active or retired)
  • Resources that are out there that people don’t know about
  • Being a mentor or fieldwork educator
  • Traveling OT
  • Aha moments
  • Success stories and feedback from patients, family, parents.
  • Rare conditions (mental or physical)
  • Cool mneumonics for difficult topics
  • Deep philosophical topics like what’s the purpose of life? Death and suffering at an early age.
  • Autism – both lived experience and therapist insights; teenagers and adults

Of course, almost any topic is welcome as well so I still encourage you to fill out the form below even if it’s not on the list.

Nervous or Anxious?

I’ve been there when I was a guest on my first podcast. I sometimes get nervous myself on my own podcast. And I’ve been told even some regular podcast hosts themselves also get a little nervous. It’s a totally common emotion. Probably a protective response or emotion so we don’t embarrass ourselves in public right? Like public speaking.

But here are some reasons to make you feel about being a guest on the show (or any for that matter).

  • You will have plenty of time to prepare.
  • You will know the questions ahead of time.
  • Some guests like to script their responses or refer to their talking points.
  • The podcast is not live.
  • It is edited by me. I take out mistakes, extra long silences where you need to think of responses, etc. You’ll even see me doing this myself 🙂
  • If there’s a part you specifically want taken out after the recording that you thought of I can do that. Just don’t be too perfectionist about it though or we’ll just end up with my talking bits. 🙂
  • If you need to restart a thought or sentence, it’s totally fine. (I take the best take)
  • My goal is to edit it to make you shine and look/sound like a star.
  • The format is totally informal and chill. It’s not an interview… but like a conversation between friends where I try to connect with you and learn your story.

Hope this helps! So I highly encourage you to still submit a request if you are even a little bit interested in being a guest on the podcast.

How to Be a Guest!

If this resonates with you and you are interested, please fill out the form below to get started! As a guest on the podcast, you will have both your audio and video recorded to be published online.

Feel free also to share this page with a friend if you think they would be a good candidate to be on the show.

If I don’t respond to your request within a few days, it just means that I’m likely back logged. I’ll respond to you either way so no need to submit multiple requests. Thanks for your patience.

Please, no marketers or the selling of products/services related to your business at this time.
e.g., San Francisco, CA; Paris, France
When can you record?
List weekly availability or if you know, list specific dates. Include the time as well. Providing your *timezone* will be much appreciated!

e.g., M-F after 6PM PST, Weekends anytime.
What microphone do you plan to use for the recording?
e.g., Blue Yeti, Wired iPhone Mic/Headphones, AirPods, Onboard/Built-in Macbook Mic
Check the boxes of the equipment & environment that you will have available at the time of our recording.
Tell me about yourself!

Please be specific and include details that you think would be relevant (since you are awesome I am learning about you for the first time). Your information will be kept confidential in accordance with HIPAA. Please share only what you are comfortable with the audience to learn about.

If you are in healthcare, include things like your background, education, degree, work setting & experiences, certifications, specialties, research publications, books written, podcasts you've been on, social media & LinkedIn links, professional and personal interests, personal hobbies, future career goals, and anything else pertaining to your story that will help me to formulate questions to ask for the podcast.

For guests with a lived experience of mental and/or physical conditions, include relevant details such as your story, diagnosis, symptoms, treatments, treatment team, coping skills, support systems, ups and downs, successes, hobbies, and so on.
What would you be interested in talking about on the podcast? You can be general, but try to be specific as well so that I can come up with better questions to ask you for our listeners.
To help spread the word for future guests, please mention how you found out about this opportunity.
e.g., Website, Instagram, Podcast Mention, Reddit, Newsletter, Google Search, etc.
Have you ever had any professional licenses suspended or revoked (not just OT but any other licenses and certifications)?
Are there any current claims against you that may result in potential professional disciplinary action?

Your response will be kept confidential.
Please check box to consent and agree to the recording and distribution of reproduction(s) of your voice, video, image, and performance as part of the OT Dude Podcast. You grant permission to the worldwide rights to reproduce, distribute, and sell your presentation, in whole or in part, in any media, as part of OT Dude content and to license these rights to others, in perpetuity. OT Dude shall have the right to edit and/or transcribe your presentation. You also grant OT Dude the right to use your name, photo, biography and likeness in connection with OT Dude's Podcast and related content.

Thank you for your interest and taking the time to fill this out. I am excited to have you as a guest on the show!